5 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, August 26

Aug 26 2016, 2:10 am

From great music to yoga, there’s always a way to celebrate the end of the week. Here are five things to do in Vancouver on Friday, August 26.

Midnight Son

  • What: A behind-the-scenes evening with Tetsuro Shigematsu, creator and star of Empire of the Son, and director Richard Wolfe. Midnight Son looks at the 20th century through the eyes of Mas Yamamoto, from World War II, to the Cold War.
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, August 26, from 5 to 6:30 pm
  • Register: Online, totally free

From the Void

  • What: An art and music exhibition that aims to bring awareness to the therapeutic benefits of creativity. Partial proceeds benefit Music Heals Canada in support of music therapy programs across the country.
  • Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, August 26, from 6 to 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $12

The World Famous Motown Party

  • What: Shimmy to old favourites and rare grooves from Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and much more. The Motown Party showcases the best and brightest music from the Motown, Northern Soul, Stax and Tamla labels.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, August 26, from 10:30 pm to 2 am
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $8

Ginger & Moonshine

  • What: Local band Ginger & Moonshine brings their folk, reggae, roots and old time jazz to the Biltmore to celebrate their first CD release. Opening for them are NoRey,a world poetry rock band from Seattle, and local family rock band Tanglers.
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret -2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, August 26, doors at 7 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $12

Free yoga at Dude Chilling Park

  • What: Get out your yoga mats and put away your wallets, free yoga is back for another year! Two sessions, twice a day, seven days a week. All abilities welcome.
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
  • When: Now until fall; from 10 to 11:15 am and 6 to 7:15 pm